We apologise for the late notice regarding our next Margaret Flockton Award Exhibition as Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney tentatively resumes public event programming for 2021. We are confident our event will proceed as scheduled, however all details and dates for artwork submission and exhibition will be confirmed in January 2021. Meanwhile all application forms are currently available below (under the entry requirements heading) and artists should prepare to submit works by late February 2021, all going well.
Very best wishes for your festive season, as we very much look forward to the New Year, and new beginnings, in 2021.
The Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the contribution Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration. The Maple-Brown Family and the Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens sponsor this annual, international award for excellence in scientific botanical illustration.
Every year, illustrators from around the world submit scientifically accurate drawings that accompany the published taxonomic description of a plant, clearly highlighting all of the distinctive features of the species. Original taxonomic illustrations are highly detailed black and white drawings primarily undertaken in pen and ink, pencil or digitally rendered.